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View Poll Results: Do you think celebrating a birthday monthly is too much until 1?
No 18 22.22%
Yes 63 77.78%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-09-2018, 08:08 PM
 
Location: New York
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My friend has a baby. She choose to celebrate her daughters birthday monthly up until she’s 1 year old. Keep in mind that this isn’t an actually party celebration every month. She bakes a few cupcake (baby friendly cupcakes) and has a candle. Sometimes she would invite her family over and other times she would simply FaceTime her parents, so they can see their grandchild.

In addition she also dresses up her daughter in a cute outfit and takes pictures. She’s going to make a scrap book later.

Do you think celebrating the birthday monthly is overkill or is it a good idea?
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Sounds ok to me. She's not going overboard with parties and such, she's keeping grandma and grandpa in the loop, and enjoying spending time with her child, and documenting the child's progress. Total non-issue.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:33 AM
 
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What does this have to do with the NYC forum?
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:02 AM
 
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I voted yes, because...doesn't the mom have anything else to stay busy with? But then I read what she does and it sounds like what a lot of people do. Photos mostly, monthly, for a baby book. She is just going a little further.

I wouldn't have done it, I was too busy. But I don't think it is "wrong"...just wouldn't have fit in to my life.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:04 AM
 
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Sounds like a first-time mom.

I had friends who took their babies in for professional photos in a studio, once a month for a year. Way too much for me, but then I grew up in the pre-scrapbooking, pre-celebrating every second era.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:08 AM
 
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Sounds like a first-time mom.
I thought that too and then I wondered will she be able to keep it up if she has more children. I think it would be hard if your focus wasn't 100% the baby. I had step kids when I adopted my first, then he was only 1 when we adopted our second. I never had that solo baby time so things like monthly birthdays weren't a thing. I did make a baby book for each by the month.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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She makes a food item and takes some photos. No big deal.

She FaceTimes her parents and in-laws, which is something she should do regularly. No big deal.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:36 AM
 
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She bakes a few cupcake (baby friendly cupcakes)

Just curious what she considers "baby-friendly" cupcakes for a 1-6 month old?
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Just curious what she considers "baby-friendly" cupcakes for a 1-6 month old?
Right? LOL
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:30 AM
 
Location: New York
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She is a first time mom, stay at home parents with their own businesses. They are loaded and money isn’t an issue. She said she plans on doing this for all her kids. She doesn’t get professional pics, she takes it herself after she “sets” the “stage” for her daughter.

Baby friendly cupcakes she makes has no sugar, no frosting and just pure from the banana or pumpkin she uses. It’s basially like sponge cake. I don’t have the full recipe but that’s what I know. The frosting she makes is like a banana purée.

I don’t think it’s a big deal. It’s her kid. She’s not hurting anyone doing this and she’s making (documenting) memories for her family. I just was curious what others thought (that’s why I posted it here).
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